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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Mar 2019 23:50 #799744

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i can find plenty of flat oil coolers with big fittings, but i would like one that is curved. I cant find a curved one with fittings larger than -8AN fittings.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Mar 2019 13:10 #799776

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am i crazy for thinking a couple of wooden bucks with the right curve could be used to press a straight oil cooler into a curved oil cooler?
with enough surface contact to keep from bending the fins,maybe a layer of felt on each side.:dry: or a thin piece of 1/4 inch plywood on each side to protect the fins?
yeah prolly crazy who would buy an oil cooler just to bend it up ???:whistle:

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Mar 2019 23:36 #799806

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haha. that actually sounds like it might work. I dont need a ton of bend in it just a little.... for style.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 13 Aug 2019 20:10 #809149

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DoctoRot wrote: Lots of small things have been finished,including all the wiring in the front. Two things of note; One, I made some spools for the rear stand after knocking the bike off the stand. Luckily it fell into me and no damage was done but it damn near gave me a heart attack. With the spools and the stand it is VERY sturdy and cannot slip off as it did before. Two, I wasn't happy with the foot of the kickstand I made so I cut it off and remade it, the shoulder bolt also took some machining to get the spring to clear it. I made the stainless ball from scratch on the lathe for a throwback to the original kickstand. I think I might still need to add a tang on it to make it easier to kick out.

The only things left are:
Replace a few bolts with ARP to match
install clutch cable
install left footpeg/linkage
finish wiring.

6 YEARS LATER AND ITS ALMOST DONE







I have the same rear stand, and was wondering how to install spools to my 78 KZ1000.
1978 Kawasaki KZ-1000 LTD

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